The Seattle Mariners and their shortstop, Jean Segura, agreed to a 5-year extension. Jean Segura was acquired from the Arizona Diamondbacks the last offseason, along with Mitch Haniger, while sending RHP Taijuan Walker and SS Ketel Marte to Arizona.
The contract is worth $70-million through 2022, along with a club-option in 2023 that could pay Segura another $17-million. Along with $70-million, the deal comes along with a no-trade clause.
Now that Jean Segura is signed through 2022 and Cano is signed through 2024, the Mariners middle infield is set for the next 5 years. Both are great all-around players and have been two of the best middle infielders throughout the past two years.
Segura was previously on the Milwaukee Brewers before being traded to the Diamondbacks. After a career year with Arizona, they traded him to Seattle where he has shown his offensive skill in the few games he has played.
Due to injuries, he has not played in many games. He is currently on the 10-day DL with a sprained ankle. He is working his way back into the lineup, taking ground balls and batting practice before games.
Jean has been a great leadoff hitter so far this season, with a .391 on-base percentage. He has 62 hits and 12 walks. From the leadoff spot, he has scored 29 runs and stolen 7 bases even though he has been caught 6 times in 13 attempts.
In 43 games, he is leading the AL with a .346 average. The power has slowly come into his offensive game, with 4 home runs and 20 RBI’s from the leadoff spot. He is on pace for a career-high in slugging percentage, already having a .462 slugging percentage.
The Mariners have been on fire recently, even coming off a loss to a high powered offensive Toronto Blue Jays. The bullpen won the bullpen of the week, only giving up 2 earned runs in 22 innings. The Mariners travel to Minnesota to take on the Twins in a 3-game series and look to continue to play good, fundamental baseball.